Survival Kit Sundays: Achilles Tenderloin, Gretchen Pleuss, John Kalman, Brian Straw

In the Underdog

Survival Kit Sundays: Achilles Tenderloin, Gretchen Pleuss, John Kalman, Brian Straw

Special vegan menu!

Sun ยท December 16, 2018

8:00 pm

Free

This event is all ages

Achilles Tenderloin
Achilles Tenderloin
Hi, friends. My other name is Joe Augustin. A college librarian by day, I travel the tri-state area by night, making ink drawings and playing original songs. I consider myself a lyricist, more than anything, but over the years my untrained vocal and guitar chops have evolved into an unusual, recognizable style.

My latest album, Stronger Than Wine, was released in August 2014 and features Cincinnati native Aaron Nell on trumpet and fiddle. The album was recorded and mixed by Chris Yakopcic at Street Sounds Recording Studio, in Dayton, OH. Stronger Than Wine is available on Bandcamp: http://achillestenderloin.bandcamp.com

I began using the Achilles Tenderloin name in 2005, when I put out my second full-length album, The Bath. After releasing The Bath, about 5 years went by when I'd stopped playing shows and working on my follow up, Blind Oedi And The Case Of The Secret Carnival. I revived the project in early 2012 and released shorter EP version of Blind Oedi later that year. I have been actively booking and recording ever since.
Gretchen Pleuss
Gretchen Pleuss
Ohio native Gretchen Pleuss is an up-and-coming songwriter with a seasoned sound.

The influences of Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin, Nick Drake, and Ani Difranco can be heard in Gretchen's unique chord progressions and vocal nuances. Her lyrics are pure and poetic, resonating with listeners on deep levels.

Gretchen has been featured on various public radio stations, including the Akron Summit. She recently won the Searchlight Songwriting Competition for her song "Foreign Car" and was interviewed for the In Search of a Song series on Public Radio Exchange out of Bloomington, Indiana.
John Kalman
John Kalman
A guy from Cleveland, Ohio. He plays music in a bunch of different bands. He started recording solo demos in the winter of '98, and has been slowly getting older since then. John has been told that his solo music is good whiskey-drinking-at-4-in-the-morning-in-the-kitchen-with-a-friend music. He thought that was pretty neat.
Brian Straw
Brian Straw
Venue Information:
Happy Dog
5801 Detroit Rd
Cleveland, OH, 44102
http://www.happydogcleveland.com/about.php